Quotes on Speech

Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints, and gods use a short and positive speech. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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Write with the learned, pronounce with the vulgar. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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Speak little, do much. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe. Sir Winston Churchill Quote Details

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My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. Jimmy Durante Quote Details

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. Thomas Jefferson Quote Details

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I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it. Lord Brabazon Quote Details

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A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. Herman Melville Quote Details

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He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. Abraham Lincoln Quote Details

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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato Quote Details

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Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. Martin Tupper Quote Details

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Sir Winston Churchill Quote Details

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I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. Dorothy Day Quote Details

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I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard. William Lloyd Garrison Quote Details

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Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. Harry Truman Quote Details

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I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. Calvin Coolidge Quote Details

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Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. William Butler Yeats Quote Details

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One of the best rules in conversation is never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. Jonathan Swift Quote Details

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Use no reproachful language against anyone, neither curses nor revilings. George Washington Quote Details

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Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi Quote Details

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Words that do not create images should be discarded. Gerry Spence Quote Details

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I am not as concerned about choosing the right words as I am in letting the words flow naturally. Gerry Spence Quote Details

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The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. Ann Landers Quote Details

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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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Never, never, never let words come out of your mouth when your eyes are looking down. James Humes Quote Details

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Make a point, tell a story. Make another point, tell another story. Make yet another point and tell yet another story. That is the essence of public speaking. Bill Gove Quote Details

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Mark Twain Quote Details

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Volume adds nothing to credibility. Abraham Lincoln Quote Details

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Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi Quote Details

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You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into. Stephen Covey Quote Details

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You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luther Quote Details

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Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both. John Andrew Holmes Quote Details

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Have more than thou showest; speak less than thou knowest. William Shakespeare Quote Details

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The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then? Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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I never believed that people who used big words and very fancy speech were especially smart or good. I think it is important only to express clearly what you want to say. Richard Feynman Quote Details

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot Quote Details

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If there's conflict between two good people, assume miscommunication. Not malice. The Libertarian Homeschooler Quote Details

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Everyday words are inherently imprecise. They work well enough in everyday life that you don't notice. Words seem to work, just as Newtonian physics seems to. But you can always make them break if you push them far enough. Paul Graham Quote Details

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The less open-minded someone is, the more open-mouthed they tend to be. Anonymous Quote Details

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